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Bernardo O’Higgins bust Bernardo O’Higgins bust

Credit for this entry to:
Oscar Kent-Egan

Bust: Bernardo O’Higgins bust

Erection date: 1998


{Incised in the front of the stone plinth:}
General Bernardo O’Higgins, 1778 - 1842, Chilean statesman, liberator of his country, lived and studied in Richmond upon Thames, 1795 - 1798. 

{On the base of the bust:}
{Spanish, translates as live with honour/ die with glory.} 

{On a bronze plaque on the back of the plinth:}
The placement of this monument was possible thanks to the cooperation of the authorities of the borough of Richmond upon Thames: Prof. Marcial Echenique: Gen. Roberto Arancibia and the Anglo-Chilean Society and the generous contributions of Dr Edward Haughey: Antofagasta Holdings: B.A.T Industries: Kleinwort Benson Group plc: Rothschild & Sons Ltd: United Distillers and Vintners: and the Chilean Army, Navy and Air Force.

This bust, erected 200 years after O'Higgins left Richmond, was designed by Echenique (the plinth and setting presumably) but, according to VADS, the sculptor is unknown, which is odd for such a recently erected art-work.

Site: Bernardo O’Higgins bust (1 memorial)

TW9, O’Higgins Square

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Bernardo O’Higgins bust

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General Bernardo O'Higgins

Statesman.  Born in Chile of both Irish and Spanish descent.  Liberated Chile...

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Bernardo O’Higgins bust

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Anglo-Chilean Society

Fromed at the Chilean Embassy at 3 Hamilton Place. In 2008 The British Chilea...

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Borough of Richmond upon Thames

Formed by the merger of the Municipal Boroughs of Twickenham and of Richmond ...

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Gen. Roberto Arancibia

We found more than one Roberto Arancibia who might be the one referred to on ...

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Marcial Echenique

Professor of Land Use and Transport Studies and Dean of Architecture at Cambr...

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Dr Edward Haughey, Baron Ballyedmond

Millionaire businessman.   Born County Louth, Ireland.  Owns Corby Castle and...

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